Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 14-20 is Food Allergy Awareness Week! 

PAK is jazzing up your May with THREE incredible meetings plus a DARE to raise awareness... 

Saturday, May 13, 3:00 - 5:00 PM: PAK Baking Class Featuring a Baking Panel: Leigh Ann Worley:  creating Silhouette images, Gabby Starr of Gab’s Goodies: cupcake decorating, Mary Herrington of Mrs. GF: gluten free baking. There will be short demos for each topic and a Q&A at the end. Feel free to take away an arsenal of baking tips and tools. This is for adults only. The ingredients used at this demo can be tweeked to tailor to your own personal allergy set. RSVP to This event will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church in the Parish Center Kitchen 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy 28277
Thursday, May 18, 7:00 PM: Bridge the Nutrition Gap
Raquel Durban is a registered dietitian with the Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte. She will lead an educational session of Bridging the Gap to connect diagnosis to management. Management is more than food avoidance, it's focusing on what is available and how it provides fuel to the body while ensuring quality of life. Let us know what topics and information you would like to discuss so Raquel may shape this discussion to be more integrative and informative! RSVP and send questions to:  This meeting will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church in the Parish Center Family Room 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Clt  28277 
Saturday, May 20, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Bring Your Friends: To Learn About Allergies & Anaphylaxis Guest Speakers: Dr. Maeve O'Connor with AAIR of Charlotte, Dr. Aerick Williams of Allergy Partners of Rowan-Salisbury, Jon Eccleston, MSW from Carolinas Therapy Solutions  
Who: For PAK Families Ages Kindergarten - High School
What: INVITE YOUR FRIENDS...Let’s “PAK” the Library! As part of Food Allergy Awareness Week, this will be an opportunity to chat with the Charlotte community allergists and therapist to help our friends gain better understanding of how we manage allergies.
1:30 - 2:00 PM will be a panel discussion for all
2:00 - 4:00 PM Round Table discussions Topics will include epinephrine training, what happens during a reaction and the emotional impact it has on our lives broken down into age groups
Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg South County Public Library 5801 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277 in their Community Room
RSVP with ages of attendees to help the guest speakers plan

SAVE THE DATE: First Ever PAK 5K at the Yiasou Greek Festival 5K Price goes up on June 22, so secure your space today!
Saturday, August 26 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
600 East Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203 We are overjoyed to announce PAK will have a 5K this summer thanks to our Premier Sponsor, Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte! To Register, go to  There will be a place to enter our code “PAK” which will give PAK 10$ per adult and 5$ per student! Please share this post on your personal pages and send to all the runners you know!